We are a community focused and minded organisation that genuinely believes in giving back to our community – both in a local and national setting. We support the following organisations, charities, individuals and sporting clubs.
Royal Society for the Blind
We perform Cataract Surgery, Eye Laser Surgery and Corneal procedures for thousands of people every year, however, not everyone can benefit from these procedures. Some people with vision impairment or other non-visual disorders benefit greatly from the many varied services provided by the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) which gives them the opportunity to improve the quality and independence of their lives.
We recognise that these services require on-going funding and contribute to this wonderful organisation by making a quarterly donation. In this way we contribute to the eye care of patients that the centre is unable to assist.
Together, we can help make a difference.
Visit the RSB web site
The 2h Project
The 2h Project is a not for profit Australian development organisation working with local communities overseas to bring help and build hope for the poor and disadvantaged. Their focus is primarily in Cambodia, in rural, remote and urban environments with projects covering four main areas of development; microenterprise, land and housing, medical initiatives, training and education.
PROJECT SIGHT TO LIFE: In 2009, Kate Taylor, the founder and director of the 2h project approached Adelaide Eye & Laser Centre to assist with Project Sight to Life and explained that cataract surgery had never been made a priority in Cambodia. With approximately 20,000 new cases anticipated each year, of which 80-90% are treatable, she detailed how a Cambodian trained optometrist (Dr Ek Sarou) had set about in establishing the Battambang Optical Clinic.
Dr Sarou had realized that eye surgery was either unaffordable, inaccessible or considered too dangerous by local villagers. Supported by his partnership with The 2h Project, Dr Sarou rented and refitted a suitable building, collected the necessary equipment and gathered a team of professionals dedicated to providing quality eye surgery to those who are unable to afford it.
We are proud to be associated with The 2h Project and Sight to Life through networking with other medical facilities, and donating equipment for both eye consultations and surgery requirements. The commitment of Kate, her husband Kevin, and the numerous volunteers involved in this ongoing mission is undeniable.
For further information on the Sight to Life Project or any of the other ongoing projects please refer to the 2h website: http://www.the2hproject.com/
North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club
North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club, commonly known as MetroStars, is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Klemzig, Adelaide. Founded in 1994, the club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues South Australia. It is a strong community club with an extensive senior and junior program and has dominated in the top division of South Australian Football. AELC are proud to be one of the clubs silver sponsors.
AE&LC and our many generous patients who no longer need their glasses after their surgery, donate them to Rotary International. These glasses are then checked, matched and re-purposed to people in need in various countries in the world, providing better vision to people who otherwise live without it. Read more here: https://www.rotary.org/en